Keeping the lower back healthy is essential for being able to carry the extra weight of your growing baby. Asymetrical exercises strengthen each side of the back independently. Being on all 4s is a great position for pregnancy as it allows your baby to lie in the hammock of your belly with plenty of space to move around.
Open twists are a great way to massage tired shouders and upper back. This part of the body structurally supports an open heart. With the weight of a growing baby and the stresses of life our shoulders and upper back can round.
Some time ago, before I qualified as a pregnancy yea teacher myself, my lovely yogi friend Louise aka The Yoga Cook created a series of prenatal yoga poses or breathing exercises to help you to connect with your chakras during your pregnancy.
The third chakra – known as the solar plexus chakra – focuses on personal power. Circular movements connect us to nature. In a natural birth a baby comes out in a spiral movement. It is great to practice circular movements in pregnancy as they are flowing, feminine and babies love them.